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Norfolk: Dickleburgh

William White's History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk 1845

[Transcription copyright © Ann Duncan]

DICKLEBURGH-WITH-LANGMERE constitute one parish. The former is a village with 747 inhabitants, on the Norwich and Ipswich turn-pike, 5 miles N.E. of Diss, and the latter a hamlet and constablewick, a mile further to the east, locally situated in Earsham Hundred. They comprise 2055A. of land, exclusive of 160A. of commons, called Semere Green, High Green, and Dickleburgh Moor. The rector has a small manor, and the Earl of Orford is lord of the rest; but the soil belongs chiefly to copyholders, subject to arbitrary fines.

The Church (All Saints,) is a large edifice, with a tower and five bells, and contains a monument of Lady Playters, daughter of Christopher Le Grys, who was stripped of his honors by the rebel parliament; and died in Spain.

The rectory, formerly in four medieties, valued in the King's Book at £28, has about 100A. of glebe, a handsome residence, built in 1841, and a yearly rent of £725, awarded in 1839, in lieu of tithes. The patronage is in Trinity College, Cambridge, and the Rev. George Stevenson, M.A., is the incumbent.

The Wesleyans have a small chapel here.

In 1810, Henry Kett left £500 for the establishment of a Lancasterian School here, and in 1814, £100 was laid out in building a school room, in the churchyard, and the residue was invested in the purchase of stock, which has since been increased by savings of income to £797. 9s. three per cent consols; besides which there is, belonging to the same trust, about £100 in the Savings' Bank. The master teaches about forty free scholars, reading, writing, and arithmetic, under the control of the rector.

The poor parishioners have a yearly rent charge of 20s., left by Ralph Chapman, in 1618, out of land in Burston. The Town Lands, which have been vested in trust from an early period, consist of 31A. 2R. 33P., let for £60 a year, which is all applied in the service of the church. The Town House, vested in the same trust, is occupied by poor families.

	 Austin    Robert          relieving officer
	 Bartram   Samuel          poulterer
	 Bendall   Dennis          vict. King's Head
	 Booty     Mr. John
	 Cossey    Christopher     saddler
	 Crisk     William         bricklayer
	 Dover     Rt. Esq.
	 Fish      James           glover, &c.
	 Garland   Thomas          watchmaker
	 Gillman   Jane            vict. Crown
	 Harvey    Robert          wheelwright
	 Jeffries  John            blacksmith
	 King      Benjamin        tailor
	 Smith     Rt.             joiner & bldr. East Cottg.
	 Smith     William         schoolmaster
	 Smith     Wm.             corn and seed merchant
	 Smith     Wm. jun.        corn miller
	 Stevenson Rev. Geo. M.A.  Rectory
	 Thrower   Noah            corn miller
	 Vallient  Samuel          watchmaker
	 Wegg      Rev. Robt.      rector of Frenze
	 Wilton    Charles         blacksmith

	    Beer Houses.              Boot & Shoe Mkrs.

	 Clark     John            Barrett   William
	 Dent      Abednego        Barnes    Robert
	 Gillman   William         Freeman   Wm.
	 Harvey    D. (tailor)     King      William
	                           Nicholls  Richardson

	    Bakers.                   Butchers.

	 Plummer   J.              Ford      Jonah
	 Saunders  J.              Parsons   John

	    FARMERS                   Farmers
	 (* are Owners)             IN LANGMERE.

	 Booty     John, jun.      Abbott    Joseph
	 Cooper    Charles         Barrett   Wm. (vict. White Horse)
	 Dix       Francis         Barham    James
	*Dye       John            Cole      Robert
	 Edwards   James           Drane     James
	 Forester  Alex.           Howlett   Henry
	*Gillman   Wm.             Knights   John
	 Herne     Edward          Lake      David
	 Hubbard   Thomas          Mullenger John
	 Knight    Simon           Palmer    George
	 Macro     Abhm.           Rayner    Mrs
	 Saunders  James
	 Vyse      Charles
	 Vyse      George

	    Grocers & Dprs.

	 Edwards   James
	 Livock    John
	 Row       Jonathan
	 West      John Gill
COACHES and CARRIERS pass daily to Norwich, Ipswich, & London.
See also the Dickleburgh parish page.

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